Housing firm says overbilling fraud won’t cost Brighton and Hove taxpayers a penny

A housing contractor has reassured councillors that an overbilling fraud won’t cost taxpayers a penny. Mears gave the reassurance to members of Brighton and Hove City Council at two meetings today (Tuesday 12 January) and yesterday (Wednesday 13 January). The company’s chief...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 8:48 pm

Flooding delays journey home for Brighton and Hove commuters

Flooding has delayed the journey home for thousands of commuters from Brighton and Hove this afternoon (Wednesday 13 January). Network Rail said that flooding had been reported in the Clayton Tunnel – between Hassocks and Preston Park stations – shortly after 3.45pm. Staff...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 7:46 pm

Fire crews put out kitchen blaze in Brighton flat

Firefighters put out a blaze in the kitchen of a flat in Hollingbury this afternoon (Wednesday 13 January). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the cause of the was believed to have been accidental. The fire service said: “Crews from Preston Circus and Hove responded to...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 6:18 pm

Brighton and Hove drivers warned about new speed camera site

Drivers heading out of Brighton and Hove on the A27 have been warned about a new mobile speed camera site. The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership said that it would be deploying mobile speed cameras on the approach to the Ashcombe Roundabout near Lewes from the end of this month. It...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 5:38 pm

Burning the Clocks raises a fantastic £7k – but with £30k costs, spectators asked to donate £2 each to ensure its survival

The organisers of Burning the Clocks announced today that it raised £7,000 from the public for the annual lantern parade – but has asked people coming along in future years to give even more. Same Sky raised £4,030 from an online crowdfunding drive, and another £3,534.86...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 5:36 pm

i360’s glass donut is now complete

The final segment of the i360’s glass viewing pod were put into place today, with just one final phase of construction now to take place before the attraction opens this summer. The 18m wide apsule, part of the Marks Barfield Architects tower, can hold up to 200 people and...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 4:51 pm

Brighton parents renew call for crossing on ‘dangerous’ rat run where one in three parents have witnessed accidents

Brighton parents campaigning for a crossing on a road used as a rat run by speeding cars have renewed calls to the council to take action after one in three said they had witnessed an accident there. A survey of parents at St Luke’s Primary School in Queens Park last month...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 4:41 pm

MP asks voters about Whitehawk plan to change club’s name to Brighton City

An MP is asking voters for their views about a plan by Whitehawk FC to change the football club’s name to Brighton City. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, said: “Whitehawk FC has submitted a request to the FA to change its playing name to Brighton City with...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 3:34 pm

Longlist for new homes designs on council car parks published

A clutch of designs for new homes on small car parks around Brighton and Hove have been longlisted as part of a city council competition. RIBA Competitions and Brighton and Hove City Council invited designs for affordable housing across four former car parks and garages which are...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 11:28 am

5 things to worry about after Brighton & Hove Albion lose at Rotherham

1) The Albion are now only two points clear of the chasing pack outside the playoffs. The Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City fixtures in March and April at this stage look vital- however come the spring , and given Albion’s current form, the MK Dons and Charlton...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016 at 9:25 am
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